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Richard's River Camp

Stunning camp set in a northern conservancy with plentiful game

Richard's River Camp
Richard's River Camp

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Set in the northern conservancy of the Masai Mara, Richard's River Camp was set up in 2013, offering an intimate safari experience off the beaten track, with great game and resident big cats lurking close by! Like its sister property, Richard's Forest Camp, the camp has a warm history behind it, with Richard and his family brought up in the Masai Mara, as well as playing an integral part of conservation projects in Kenya today.


Richard's River Camp is located on the open banks of the Njageteck River in the Mara North Conservancy. Because of its permanent water supply, it is the Ngoyanai springs that draw in the exceptional wealth of animals to and around the camp. The camp is quite secluded, offering an 'Out of Africa' experience without the plentiful safari vehicles that are seen inside areas of the Mara.


Richard's River Camp has six tents and one family tent, sat either side of the mess tent on a wide and grassy environment, offering a open yet intimate feel to guests. Each tent has a view onto the river and springs where you can see animals regularly, occasionally spotting the big cats and hearing the resident lion roar!




As the newest of the Richard's Camps, the River Camp is slightly more modern and contemporary. Richard's partner, Liz, has freshly designed the tents, with light and delicate fabrics collected from her travels, which drape from the top, turning the simple canvassed tent into an elegant room. Each bathroom is large and well appointed, with hot and cold running water, flush toilets and modern showers.


The camp offers a range of activities, from bush walks, day and night game drives, bush breakfasts, lunches and sundowners, cultural visits to a local Masai village and visits to a rhino sanctuary. As additional activities, day trips to Lake Victoria and hot air balloon flights over the plains of the Masai Mara can be booked for that something special! Richard's Camp has recently become involved in the Mara Elephant Project, which guests will soon be able to visit and see the great work behind.


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